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A tasty time: Veggie Fest comes to Lisle-Naperville area

Published: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 3:45 p.m. CDT
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Carolyn Finzer of Naperville enjoys Veggie Fest on Saturday outside the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center.
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Lisle Mayor Joe Broda cuts the ribbon to signify the start of Veggie Fest on Saturday outside the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center.
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Lisle Mayor Joe Broda cuts the ribbon to signify the start of Veggie Fest on Saturday outside the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center.
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Acooba Scott, of Soulfully Delicious, gives a demonstration on preparing a meatless meatloaf and cook-up rice during a demonstration at Veggie Fest on Saturday outside the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center.
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One man musical act, Zach, provides entertainment Saturday outside the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center during Veggie Fest.
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People learn to make a meatless meatloaf and rice during a demonstration by Soulfullly Delicious on Saturday outside the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center.
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Attorney Ajili Hodari speaks about spirituality in the workplace at Veggie Fest on Saturday outside the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center.

Community members gathered last weekend to celebrate healthy eating at the ninth annual Veggie Fest.

Held at the Science of Spirituality Meditation Center on the border of Lisle and Naperville, Lisle Mayor Joe Broda cut the ribbon Saturday to kick off one of the largest vegetarian festivals in North America.

The event included an international food court, health speakers, food demos, a children's tent, live music and more than 100 vendor booths.

The festival also provided an opportunity for attendees to give back to the community by donating blood or bringing nonperishable vegetarian items to a food drive benefiting People's Resource Center.

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